How many women does it take to ruin a marriage? Eric Hayes is a man with too many women in his life. As a bachelor, he loved all of the attention, but now being a married man, he quickly realizes that he cannot please more than one woman at a time. Succumbing to the pressure, Eric takes a course at his wife’s church to become better equipped for the bittersweet realities of marriage: Husband 101. The course ends up being more than he bargained for and his role and actions as a man are put to the test, one that he struggles to pass. Unable to keep everyone satisfied, Eric’s picture-perfect life begins to crumble even before he can make it to his first anniversary. Will he heed to good advice and put into practice the lessons that can salvage his family, or will pride and self-reliance guarantee his fall?
To say I was excited to read Husband 101 by A’ndrea Wilson would be an understatement. Since reading Wife 101 (which was released in November 2011), I have been telling everyone I know about Wilson’s work. Husband 101 continues the story of Amber and Eric who are now married and expecting their first child.
Eric thought he knew all there was to being a good husband but when Amber urges him to attend the Husband 101 at her church, he realizes that he was deeply mistaken. Eric’s ambition to be a success on his own causes him to go down a path that blurs the line between bending the truth and telling a lie. Throughout the thirteen week Husband 101 course, Eric reevaluates, reexamines, and reassess his views on marriage and his role and responsibility as a husband.
Husband 101 clearly looks at the topic of men and marriage just as Wife 101 explored women and their role in marriage. Both books are work of fiction, but each chapter teaches a lesson that ministers to your soul and gives you a greater understanding of the words written in the Bible. Like its predecessor (Wife 101), Husband 101 is one of my favorite reads in the last twelve months. Couples 101 cannot be released soon enough!
Purchase Link: Husband 101 by A’ndrea Wilson can be purchased on Amazon by clicking on the book cover at the top of this post.
Title: Doesn’t Quite Hit the Mark
An unexpected miracle or a risky dream? She never expected to get pregnant so soon after a health scare, and her work as a nurse makes her all too aware of the dangers. Will sharing her secret with her adoring husband create a holiday disaster— or a Christmas surprise? Betsy Reed and her husband, Tommy, have a marriage that other people envy—romantic, passionate, and filled with happiness. The news Betsy brings home from her doctor right before Christmas could destroy all that. Against all odds, just a few months after surgery to remove cysts in her uterus, she’s pregnant. She’s familiar with the dangers of pregnancy—her beloved sister-in-law died of complications. As Betsy and Tommy head for a Christmas in the Blue Ridge mountains, he begins to realize she’s hiding something from him. Although their nights are filled with desire, her holiday joy seems forced. He fears the worst. New York Times bestselling romance author Janelle Taylor puts her magic to work in this Christmas story about love, courage, faith, and trust.
A Christmas Surprise by Janelle Taylor is the story of a married couple, Betsy and Tommy, and they are keeping secrets from one another. Betsy and Tommy are spending their first Christmas away from their respective families and are nervous and scared to face the elephant in the room. A Christmas Surprise has elements of romance because the love between the couple is apparent but after reading this book I was not really in the Christmas spirit. The premise of this book is a solid one but it is my opinion that the author should have made it into a full length book because it seemed rushed and not fully developed.
Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes.
Title: Million Dollar Mistake
Author: Meg Lacey
Publish Date: October 23, 2012
Rating: 4 Stars
Meg Lacey writes such a fun and entertaining read in Million Dollar Mistake. Raven is the typical socialite who is more known in the tabloids for her sexual exploits and partying than for who she is on the inside. Jackson Exeter has invited Raven to spend the weekend with him and Raven accepts thinking it would be just the two of them but Jackson had other plans.
Jackson has invited his parents and his grandmother because he plans to propose to Raven over the weekend. Jackson’s father is completely against the relationship between his son and Raven because he has dreams of Jackson becoming a politician and it is his belief that because of all of the bad press that she receives that Raven would be a liability. Jackson’s father believes that Lorianne, who has been in love with Jackson her entire life, would be a better wife for him and invites her to the home for the weekend.
And, if the house wasn’t crowded enough, Raven’s “cousin,” Nicholas arrives right when she finds out that Jackson plans to propose. Raven is not interested in marrying Jackson so she and Nicholas scheme their own engagement. What will happen if Nicholas and Raven truly develop romantic feelings for one another? And, what will happen if Nicholas’ arrival was not truly coincidental?
We may not all be a socialite like Raven but we can all understand the feeling of wanting someone to love us. . The storyline is fast-paced with a great mixture of humor, deceit, and love. Meg Lacey writes a very entertaining piece of fiction that will keep you flipping the pages.
Please Note: Author supplied the book for a review.